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About the Book: It is one of the most important works of Shankaracharya on Advaita philosophy. The central theme of the book is the identity of the individual self. APAROKSHANUBHUTI by SRI ADI SHANKARACHARYA – 1. I bow down to Him – to Sri Hari (the destroyer of ignorance), the Supreme Bliss. Aparokshanubhuti. Self-Realization by Shankaracharya. Reference Texts. Swami Vimuktananda – Aparokshanubhuti · Devanagari Script. Video/Audio Talks and.

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For those whose mind is completely purified this Raja-Yoga alone is productive of perfection. Try to know, with the help of Shruti and reasoning, your own Self, Purusha, which is different from the body, not a void but the very form of existence, and very difficult for persons like you to realize. It is true that everything in the world is shankqracharya but this does not mean that the Self is limited.

There are other texts, particularly the Bhagavad Gita, that address the doer and discuss karma in detail.

The misunderstanding that aparokshanbhuti self is limited that causes suffering. I’ve just received the shawl and love it already!! Just as one sees the illusion of a tree on account of water, so does a person on account of ignorance see Atman as the body. Their delivery is prompt, packaging very secure and the price reasonable.

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Times Point Know more. Anyone who makes the slightest distinction between the individual Self and the universal self will suffer fear.

Here the clear use of the plural by the Shruti is to negate Prarabdha as well.

Just as gold is thought of as an ear-ring and water as waves, so is the Atman, etc. Therefore the truth of this statement should be embraced. The nature of the cause inheres in the effect and not vice versa; so through reasoning it is found that in the absence of the effect, the cause, as such also disappears.

I am not the body which is non-existence itself. No division in Consciousness is admissible at any time as it is always one and the same. Purity of the mind, again, is speedily accessible to those who are devoted to the teacher and the Deity.


The bulk of the teachings of Vedanta are not related to the cosmos nor to the mind but to the study of Awareness. When thinking of the void it becomes void, whereas by the thought of the Self it becomes perfect because the Self is perfect. Absorption of the limbs of the Subtle Body in limitless Awareness is true equipoise, not the mere balancing of the physical limbs.

I’m intrested in Yoga,Meditation,Vedanta ,Upanishads,so,i’m naturally happy i found many rare titles in your unique garden! The belief that desired objects will complete oneself is based on ignorance of the nature of objects, the nature of the mind, and the nature of the one who desires. Fear, the primary human emotion, is the result of dualistic thinking.

Aparokshanubhuti – Self-Realization – Shankaracharya

This identity is realized through the removal of the ignorance that hides the truth, by the light of Vicenquireara or enquiry alone verse The physical body is a projection just as a dream body is a projection. Just as to a person with defective eyes everything appears to be defective, so does one, etc. This, to give an alternate definition, may also be termed silence known among the sages as congenital.

But if aparokshanuubhuti investigation of the mind is thorough an interesting fact emerges, one that the texts of Vedanta are quick to point out: When the rope is known the snake no longer appears. The central theme of the book is the identity of the jivatman individual self and Paramatman Universal Self.


Just as to a person going in a boat everything appears to be in motion, so does one, etc. Shankadacharya my third order and i’m very pleased with you. The hundreds of thousands…perhaps more…subjective scientists who investigated the reaches beyond the mind left a shining body of irrefutable knowledge about the nature of Awareness, the non-dual reality behind the mind and body. It is immediate liberation.

Atman is the ruler of the body and ehankaracharya internal, the body is the ruled and is external; and yet, etc. Karma done previously but fructifying now is called Prarabdha but there is no Prarabdha for the Self realized because he or she is the Self and the Self is not a doer.


Just as the body in a dream is superimposed and therefore illusoryso is also this body. Even the karmic portion of the Vedas says that the Self is other than the body, remains after the body shaniaracharya and goes on to reap the fruits of the actions done in life. Shiva Sahasranama for all problems in life. So it is suggested that one short-circuit the whole karmic process, forego indirect object happiness and shankaracharha the happiness directly from within by contemplating on the Self.

What he has done here is to co-opt the terms used by Raja Yoga to describe the path aparoshanubhuti enlightenment and convert them into Vedantic teachings. Just as a rope is imagined to be a snake and a nacre to be a piece of silver, so is the Atman determined to be the body by an ignorant person. Stories you may want to read.

And rest sbankaracharya that I will soon order more books. Just as a jar is all earth, so also is the body all consciousness. In the absence of an effect there can be no cause. It is present in every object but transcends all objects. Abandonment of desires as they arise is called Shama and restraint of the external functions of the organs is called Dama. What am I supposed to do now that I know this fact?

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The authorship of the book is generally attributed shankaaracharya Sri Sankaracarya, Even if this be disputed, the teachings are undoubtedly Advaitic. One no longer sees the Self as an individual when the individual is realized to be nothing but the Self just as one no longer sees a ring as separate from the gold from which it is fashioned.